Modern Parenting & Tradition - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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Modern Parenting and Tradition
Balancing the Old & New

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FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:
The professional is first a human being and can have aversions and negative feelings about working with parents that s/he believes in inappropriate, too strict, or worse yet, abusive with their children.  However, dismissing such parents or refusing to work with them ignores the reality that most children will stay with their parents however problematic their behavior.  This training addresses principles and strategies to professionally and effective engage with problematic parents to serve the discipline process and well-being of their children.

Outline
1) The Professional's Twilight Zone!
Working w/abusers?  Empathy & Ghosts
The Spelling Test
Breaking out of the Twilight Zone - Breaking the Abuse Cycle

2) Hardass or Bleeding Heart Idealist?

3) Themes of Parent Education with Abusive Parents:
THE PERSONAL-PROFESSIONAL SELF, SELF-ESTEEM, ROLES,
BOUNDARIES, ACCEPTANCE, LOSS, EMPOWERMENT

4) Self-Esteem Principles in Parent Education:
SIGNIFICANCE, MORAL VIRTUE, POWER & CONTROL, COMPETENCE

5) Therapeutic Goals in Parent Education in Child Abuse Prevention
Education, Boundary Building, Breaking Patterns of Behavior, Building Self-
Esteem through Communication Training

6) Intervention Roles for the Professional:
The Power Position, The Nurturing Position, The Helper Position, The
Educator/Teacher
The Authoritative Parenting Position

7) Creating the Relationship
Defensive Reactions of Parents to Professionals
Defensive Reactions of Professionals to Parents

8) Psycho/emotional Dx of Parents

9) Validation Principles / Reality, Socialization, & Boundaries
DABDA & Loss Process Theory Relating to Abusive Parents

10) Sales- Creating the Professional Personal Relationship

11) A DIAGNOSTIC HIERARCHY FOR UNDERSTANDING CHILD BEHAVIOR

12) ***CRISIS***

ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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